The bylaws of the Seattle Internet Exchange specify:

  • Director seats are numbered. Even numbered seats are open in even numbered years, and odd numbered seats in odd numbered years. Open seats may also be caused by vacancy.
  • In an election, the highest vote count receivers assume the longest term seats.
  • Ties are decided by random means by the Secretary in the presence of the meeting attendees.
  • Unless a Director dies, resigns or is removed, he or she shall hold office until the annual meeting the year his or her term expires, or until his or her successor is elected, whichever is later.
  • Members who are affiliated with each other are entitled to a total of one vote upon each issue or election. "Affiliate" means, with respect to a particular person, any entity that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with such person, as judged by the Secretary.

On April 9th, 2018 during the annual member meeting, the membership will elect Directors by secret ballot.

Since there are 2 seats up for election, each ASN/member may submit one ballot with a vote for up to 2 candidates.

The following schedule applies to Board elections:

  • Until February 8th, 2018: Receive questions to be sent to all Board candidates. Submit your questions to info _a_t_
  • February 9th, 2018: Questionnaire dispatched to Board candidates.
  • March 9th, 2018: Answers from candidates due. This date is also the cut-off point for being on the ballot. Write-ins only after this date.
  • March 10th, 2018: Ballots, with candidate answers, submitted to the membership. Votes can be submitted via email to Secretary or at annual meeting. Voting to happen from this point until when voting closes during the annual meeting. In cases of multiple votes from an ASN, latest vote is tallied.

Ballots will also be distributed at the meeting, but members not attending in person may email the Secretary your proxy votes at ccaputo _a_t_ before 3:30pm Pacific on April 9th. (ballot below)

The current slate of candidates for 2018 are:

Matthew Moyle-Croft / Amazon Web Services

Q: Please describe your experience with the SIX and/or IXPs in general.

A: I have been involved in the Internet industry since 1994 and was involved in various organisations in Australia from around that time. Since 2005 I've been involved in IXPs across Australia, North America, Europe and Asia as a customer and participant/member. Since starting at Amazon in I've been involved with the SIX as a member. At my day job I'm responsible for, amongst other things, our connectivity to more than 45 IXPs globally.

Q: Why do you want to serve on the SIX Board of Directors?

A: Working for a Seattle based company I have an interest in ensuring the vibrancy of the interconnect market in the Pacific Northwest. I feel that my day job gives me an insight into the risks and opportunities for the SIX and IXPs in general as well as helping the SIX board chart a path forward as the interconnect market evolves.

Q: What are the challenges facing the SIX and what ideas do you have for meeting them?

A: The internet interconnect market is becoming a far more demanding place for IXPs. The SIX has a very focused and lean model that has served it and its members well. The challenge is to ensure that the SIX continues to serve its members well and to have a board that can successfully help navigate the future to ensure this continues.

Walt Wollny / Hurricane Electric

Q: Please describe your experience with the SIX and/or IXPs in general.

A: I have been deeply involved with IXPs from 1998 and have been involved with the SIX starting in 2001. I was at Microsoft helping the exchange grow by providing resources for the SIX and blowing out ports as part of the Windows updates for 10 years. Now that I am at Hurricane Electric we do help smaller ISPs understand the value of participating in peering exchanges. We are also the first network to now pass 128 IXPs. I am personally excited to have the opportunity to help any new member with my technical support while getting connected to the SIX.

Q: Why do you want to serve on the SIX Board of Directors?

A: I have experience from the smallest regional networks to the largest in the world including Microsoft, Amazon and today Hurricane Electric. With this experience I can truly represent the SIX members while serving on the board.

Q: What are the challenges facing the SIX and what ideas do you have for meeting them?

A: As of now I am unaware of any challenges that are facing the SIX. As they do come up I have the experience from my 20 years working with IXPs that I am sure that with the help of the community that we can come up with viable solutions. My personal desire is to see every member with an open peering policy to get fully meshed. This will further help the SIX grow and show its value as the only true nonprofit IXP in the world.

The opening of voting will be announced during the annual membership meeting. Once voting starts, no further proxies will be accepted via email.

Once all ballots are collected at the meeting, voting will close and the secretary will tally votes and announce the new Board of Directors.

Past Board Elections:

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017


SIX Board of Directors Election 2018 Ballot

Please refer to:

for short biographies of the candidates for the SIX Board of Directors.

Email your completed ballot to ccaputo _a_t_ before 3:30pm on April
9th, or vote on paper at the meeting.

________ ASN (one ballot per member ASN)

You may vote for up to 2 of the following candidates for the SIX Board of
Directors. Put an X next to up to 2 of the below candidates. (* == incumbent)

____ Matthew Moyle-Croft*
     (representing member Amazon Web Services/AS16509)

____ Walt Wollny*
     (representing member Hurricane Electric/AS6939)

____ write-in: _____________________________

____ write-in: _____________________________